webOSbuzz.com is a website for webOS information. One of the main purposes of webOSbuzz is making it easy for you to download and install cracked apps on your webOS device, which is a spin off from much larger sites that offer different apps for different operating systems.
Most people will stumble upon webOSbuzz.com and realize its potential for being a one-stop-shop for piracy. Please understand, however, that piracy is not the intention of webOSbuzz. While far too many people use webOSbuzz to this end, we do not condone their actions. webOSbuzz.com is for application trials, and nothing else.
The App Catalog provides no global method of testing applications before you purchase them. When far-too-many applications on the App Catalog are completely useless or poorly developed, consumer money is wasted on applications that are promptly deleted by the enraged, ripped-off customer. Although it is not our place to decide, we believe that money should only be directed to developers who show an interest in creating innovative, fun and imaginative applications that are worth the price we pay.
Often, we are criticized for allowing our users to test applications which are cheap. 99 cent applications don't necessarily cost a lot, but when you purchase many lousy ones, you've wasted quite a sum of money. webOSbuzz aims to save people money, not cost developers.
It's undeniable that a portion of our community pirates rather than tests the applications that they install. We don't condemn these users and strictly enforce against them for two reasons: 1) It is genuinely a disadvantage toward legitimate users
to focus on our pirating users. 2) Piracy loses developers very little in most cases. Listen closely: pirates who do not choose to purchase the applications they install are not lost sales. They were very, very likely never potential customers in the first place. Piracy's conversion rate is absurdly low, and developers know that.
Is webOSbuzz legal?
It borders on the edge of legality. We believe that we use images and application information in a way that complies with most fair-use provisions of copyright and intellectual property legislation, but that's up to the courts. Since we do not serve cracked applications from our servers, (our community merely links to where the cracked apps can be found) we are arguably not directly
facilitating copyright infringement.
If you're a good developer and have released a quality application to the App Catalog and you still don't understand both the purpose of webOSbuzz and the very little impact it has on your sales (see above), you might be tempted to go have us remove everything by threatening to send lawyers after us. This is not how to handle the situation. If you want something to be removed and you feel it violates your intellectual property rights, you must send a cease and desist takedown notice to the websites actually hosting the material, not us. Again, we do not provide the cracked apps, we link to the websites that do. If you are without council especially, please follow legal procedures properly. Where the hell do all of the cracked apps come from?
Everyone. Lots of people who purchase apps from the App Catalog may feel others would benefit from trying the application before purchasing it. They run cracking utilities, many of which are actively maintained and available from various places, and submit the outputted cracked .ipk files to various filehosts, subsequently posting them on webOSbuzz.com.
You can help webOSbuzz.com by visiting this page and learning how you can contribute to the community
. We need all the help we can get!
What other purposes does webOSbuzz.com serve?
There are a few applications that have been cracked before they were removed by HP from the App Catalog. If you want to use an application that is no longer available on the App Catalog, you can use the cracked copy from webOSbuzz.com with a clear conscience. How do I get in contact with the owner of webOSbuzz?
Private message webOSbuzz or the 'Contact Us' below on the website. Please avoid sending annoying legal threats, especially over a message board for God's sake. Note: Not all inquiries will be replied as this is a community based website, and the webmaster and administrator are not often on.